Fuse Washington: Racial Equity Organizer

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Fuse Washington: Racial Equity Organizer

Do you love developing grassroots leaders and building power in communities?

Do you want to be on the frontlines of cleaning up our regressive tax code in Washington?

Are you passionate about racial justice and want to work to make it a reality in our state?

Are you ready to engage in an innovative communications campaign to change the way we talk about taxes and government?

 

JOIN US AT FUSE!

We are looking for a talented and ambitious community organizer to help us make it happen in King County. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is an opportunity to be a part of a campaign to build grassroots power in key areas across the state to reclaim the debate around government and taxes.  Your mission will be to build a team of grassroots leaders in King County that centers the experiences of communities of color and other under represented communities in our statewide campaign to clean up the tax code (www.allinforwa.org). You will engage communities of color to shape our policy and campaign strategies, elevate new voices in our communications, and build a local council of leaders that drive this work in King County.

 

While we are looking for a more experienced organizer for this position, we value talent over experience and are open to developing a less experienced but highly talented person in this role. 

 

This full-time position is based in Seattle and will report to the Program Director and work closely with our Communications Hub Director and the All In For Washington Director.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build relationships with leaders in communities of color in King County and engage them in the All In For Washington Campaign
  • Work with Fuse communications hub staff to cultivate powerful story tellers for our communications strategy
  • Build a team of grassroots leaders to lead our organizing work in King County for All In For Washington.
  • Lead workshops and trainings in the community
  • Represent Fuse and the All In For Washington Campaign in coalitions as appropriate.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for building power and engaging under represented communities through community organizing and leadership development
  • Demonstrated ability to organize volunteers into highly functioning teams
  • A strong racial equity lens and experience bridging the gap between white led organizations and communities of color.
  • Experience working in or alongside immigrant communities and/or communities of color
  • Ability to work in a fast paced start up environment
  • Innovative and creative
  • A rigorous tracker of data and relationships
  • Excels at working in teams and coalitions
  • Three years or more of community, political, or union organizing experience (preferred)
  • Technology Friendly: (Google docs, Microsoft Office, My Campaigns, etc)
  • Knowledge of and relationships with communities of color and immigrant communities in King County preferred
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual preferred
  • Strategic planning skills a plus
  • Flexibility to travel regularly within King County and occasionally to other parts of the state

 

COMPENSATION:

Competitive Salary of $45,000-$50,000, depending on experience. Fuse offers excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a retirement package with employer match and generous vacation and sick leave.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@fusewashington.org with the subject heading “Racial Equity Organizer.”  We will consider applications as they arrive and no later than Feb. 28th, 2017. 

 

This full-time position will start as soon as possible. Please send all questions regarding this position to Jim Dawson, jim@fusewashington.org. Please no phone calls.

 

Fuse Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly urged to apply.

 

 

ABOUT FUSE

Fuse Washington (www.fusewashington.org) is the state’s largest progressive organization – people creating change online, on the ground, and on issues that matter. Our goal is to make sure progressives win more often. We want the kinds of electoral and policy wins that build strong families, a secure middle class, and a better future for our children. 

Our work makes it possible to win important campaigns on critical issues – like defeating an ultra-conservative, homophobic, anti-environmental State Supreme Court Justice, electing a progressive majority in the state legislature, extending light rail to the Eastside, or closing a tax loophole for Wall Street Banks instead of cutting basic health care for children. 

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